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JAZZ ROCK/FUSION

A Progressive Rock Sub-genre


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Jazz Rock/Fusion definition


  1. Jazz Fusion is jazz that is strongly influenced by other styles of music. Jazz fusion is an ambiguous term that provides the first level sub-set down from Jazz. Jazz rock is a sub-sub set from jazz via jazz fusion. The ambiguity comes from an American tendency through the 90's and until now, to freely interchange jazz rock and jazz fusion, when in fact the latter term covers most hybrids of jazz fused with other forms of music. The roots of jazz rock can be traced back to RnB influenced soul-jazz artists such as Les McCann, Grant Green and Jimmy Smith, and young British jazzers such as Graham Bond, Ginger Baker, John McLaughlin, Jack Bruce, Georgie Fame, who were forced to use electronic instruments because the local club's acoustic instruments were reserved for the older established jazz musicians. Probably the first jazz artists that released recordings that mixed modern rock (circa 60s) with jazz were Larry Coryell, Jeremy Steig, Charles Lloyd, The Soft Machine, and The (Jazz) Crusaders. Meanwhile rock artists such as Cream, Grateful Dead and The Jimi Hendrix Experience were getting a lot of publicity and fame with their lengthy improvisations based on blues, rock, psychedelia and some jazz. These rock artists had an impact on Miles Davis who generated a lot of media attention to this new jazz-rock genre with his Bitches Brew album. From there the genre grew and exploded into numerous different directions. One of these directions was brass rock as exemplified by bands like Dreams, Chicago, BS&T and If. These bands combined elements of jazz, rock and classical music with arrangements for brass and woodwinds.

  2. Many other styles of music have been combined with jazz to create fusion including traditional music from around the world, R'n'B, rock, electronic music and pop music and jazz from Africa, Latin America, India and other places. One of the earliest examples of the use of the term fusion comes from the Indo-jazz fusion of Joe Harriott and John Mayer. Some of the more popular early practitioners of fusion included Weather Report and Herbie Hancock's Sextant. A few years later Shakti appears on the scene and expands the boundaries of fusion further, foreshadowing the World Fusion movement of the 90's.

  3. In part Nu.jazz grew out of the British acid jazz scene of the late 80s and early 90s, whilst modern leaders of nu.fusion cite Miles Davis and Jon Hassell as the godfathers of the genre. As the genre began to develop it took on other influences such as world beat/jazz fusion, psychedelic trip-hop, post-rock and mixtures of ambience with modern jazz. The jazz with electronia experiments that Jon Hassell was conducting in the late 80's, with the likes of Eno, were to be a major influence especially on the dance side of nu.jazz, sometimes known as nu.fusion. Three main elements make nu.jazz different from the more traditional jazz (rock) fusion. First of all there is less of an emphasis on instrumental virtuosity in nu.jazz (especially nu.fusion). Second, more use of electronics (especially skilled turntablism) and studio trickery that emphasizes sound textures. Third, nu.jazz tends to use more modern rhythms such as drum'n'bass, hip-hop, post-rock, and various mixtures of world beat rhythms. Progressive nu.jazz artists such as Bugge Wesseltoft, Nils Petter Molvaer and the Esbjörn Svensson Trio (E.S.T.), combine complicated compositions with modern rhythms to create new unheard of soundscapes - while the former two are leaders of nu.fusion, and with more emphasis on jazz playing, EST have been the leaders in straighter nu.jazz. Nu.jazz is loosely connected to other newer jazz fusion genres, particularly the more progressive live, jazz jam bands such as Medeski Martin & Wood or Garaj Mahal. It may seem that the only difference between the two genres is the country the artist is from or what scene they came up through.li>

Only the most progressive of nu jazz, jazz-rock and fusion artists are listed on Progarchives, although accceptability or not here may vary from person to person. All artists have elements of progressive rock in their music (e.g. Jean Luc Ponty, Bill Bruford or David Sancious) or they represent the most forward-looking and progressive element in their genre (e.g. Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock or Weather Report). It should be noted that those many Canterbury jazz rock fusion bands, e.g. Soft Machine, Soft Works, Soft Heap, Soft Machine Legacy, Gilgamesh etc. are to be found under the CANTERBURY heading in Prog Archives.

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Jazz Rock/Fusion Top Albums


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4.36 | 868 ratings
KIND OF BLUE
Davis, Miles
4.33 | 1111 ratings
BIRDS OF FIRE
Mahavishnu Orchestra
4.32 | 602 ratings
IN A SILENT WAY
Davis, Miles
4.45 | 71 ratings
THE COLOURS OF CHLOË
Weber, Eberhard
4.31 | 224 ratings
WE'LL TALK ABOUT IT LATER
Nucleus
4.28 | 490 ratings
SPECTRUM
Cobham, Billy
4.30 | 241 ratings
HIROMI'S SONICBLOOM: TIME CONTROL
Uehara, Hiromi
4.26 | 562 ratings
ROMANTIC WARRIOR
Return To Forever
4.26 | 836 ratings
THE INNER MOUNTING FLAME
Mahavishnu Orchestra
4.34 | 126 ratings
STADACONÉ
Sloche
4.24 | 695 ratings
ELEGANT GYPSY
Di Meola, Al
4.25 | 581 ratings
BITCHES BREW
Davis, Miles
4.24 | 478 ratings
ABRAXAS
Santana
4.24 | 609 ratings
CARAVANSERAI
Santana
4.30 | 134 ratings
A BENEFIT OF RADIM HLADÍK [AKA: MODRÝ EFEKT & RADIM HLADÍK]
Blue Effect (Modrý Efekt; M. Efekt)
4.27 | 217 ratings
LES PORCHES
Maneige
4.31 | 113 ratings
SVěT HLEDAčů
Blue Effect (Modrý Efekt; M. Efekt)
4.29 | 135 ratings
MILESTONES
Davis, Miles
4.23 | 276 ratings
ENIGMATIC OCEAN
Ponty, Jean-Luc
4.28 | 126 ratings
SVITANIE
Blue Effect (Modrý Efekt; M. Efekt)
4.25 | 173 ratings
MAIDEN VOYAGE
Hancock, Herbie
4.24 | 205 ratings
PAT METHENY GROUP: THE WAY UP
Metheny , Pat
4.23 | 270 ratings
CROSSINGS
Hancock, Herbie
4.37 | 66 ratings
L'AXE DU FOU
Forgas Band Phenomena
4.21 | 327 ratings
VALENTYNE SUITE
Colosseum
4.24 | 170 ratings
TILT - IMMAGINI PER UN ORECCHIO
Arti e Mestieri
4.27 | 116 ratings
'ROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT
Davis, Miles
4.30 | 87 ratings
BIG FUN
Davis, Miles
4.40 | 48 ratings
QUALIA
Syrinx
4.68 | 22 ratings
REALIZATION
Henderson, Eddie
4.23 | 141 ratings
HARAKKA BIALOIPOKKU (AKA B THE MAGPIE)
Pohjola, Pekka
4.29 | 78 ratings
DARK SHOT
One Shot
4.20 | 184 ratings
A TRIBUTE TO JACK JOHNSON
Davis, Miles
4.49 | 32 ratings
TERJE RYPDAL
Rypdal, Terje
4.21 | 155 ratings
J'UN OEIL
Sloche
4.72 | 19 ratings
Вижу Землю / LOOKING AT THE EARTH
Gunesh Ensemble
4.20 | 150 ratings
MYSTICAL ADVENTURES
Ponty, Jean-Luc
4.25 | 87 ratings
DEDALUS
Dedalus
4.23 | 105 ratings
MILES DAVIS QUINTET: MILES SMILES
Davis, Miles
4.16 | 276 ratings
HYMN OF THE SEVENTH GALAXY
Return To Forever
4.22 | 104 ratings
PAT METHENY GROUP: OFFRAMP
Metheny , Pat
4.32 | 52 ratings
LEB I SOL 2
Leb I Sol
4.32 | 51 ratings
AGITOR LUCENS V
Arco Iris
4.16 | 198 ratings
WHERE HAVE I KNOWN YOU BEFORE
Return To Forever
4.17 | 163 ratings
WHAT IF
Dixie Dregs
4.32 | 50 ratings
EWAZ VADER
One Shot
4.16 | 170 ratings
THE LOST TRIDENT SESSIONS
Mahavishnu Orchestra
4.37 | 40 ratings
SUDAMÉRICA O EL REGRESO A LA AURORA
Arco Iris
4.32 | 48 ratings
FABULIS MIRABILIBUS DE BOMBYCOSI SCRIPTIS
Kenso
4.14 | 232 ratings
AJA
Steely Dan
4.26 | 64 ratings
ORGANIK
Niacin
4.13 | 322 ratings
SANTANA
Santana
4.15 | 186 ratings
FAIRYPORT
Wigwam
4.47 | 28 ratings
THE HOOK
Tolonen, Jukka
4.28 | 56 ratings
OH YEAH!
Hammer, Jan
4.28 | 55 ratings
DEDICATED TO YOU, BUT YOU WEREN'T LISTENING
Tippett Group, Keith
4.18 | 114 ratings
SECRET STORY
Metheny , Pat
4.22 | 70 ratings
ALMA DE DIAMANTE
Spinetta Jade
4.21 | 77 ratings
INDÍGENA
Mar de Robles
4.38 | 33 ratings
SPEAK NO EVIL
Shorter, Wayne
4.23 | 60 ratings
FERMÁTA
Fermáta
4.13 | 155 ratings
CHICAGO (AKA CHICAGO II)
Chicago
4.24 | 57 ratings
RAHMANN
Rahmann
4.17 | 94 ratings
PAT METHENY & LYLE MAYS: AS FALLS WICHITA, SO FALLS WICHITA FALLS
Metheny , Pat
4.13 | 167 ratings
QUANTUM
Planet X
4.10 | 300 ratings
UNORTHODOX BEHAVIOUR
Brand X
4.13 | 152 ratings
SEXTANT
Hancock, Herbie
4.20 | 74 ratings
SENTIMENTS
Iceberg
4.82 | 13 ratings
GUILLAUME PERRET & THE ELECTRIC EPIC
Guillaume Perret & the Electric Epic
4.16 | 102 ratings
MILES DAVIS QUINTET: NEFERTITI
Davis, Miles
4.10 | 270 ratings
BRUFORD: ONE OF A KIND
Bruford, Bill
4.12 | 149 ratings
VISITATION
Pohjola, Pekka
4.19 | 72 ratings
4TH
D.F.A.
4.28 | 44 ratings
CRNA DAMA
Smak
4.62 | 17 ratings
AD PERPETUUM
Fafard, Antoine
4.18 | 74 ratings
PIHKASILMÄ KAARNAKORVA
Pohjola, Pekka
4.23 | 53 ratings
BELIEVE IT
Williams Lifetime, Tony
4.32 | 35 ratings
UOMA
Uzva
4.09 | 217 ratings
BLOW BY BLOW
Beck, Jeff
4.25 | 46 ratings
YELLOW FIELDS
Weber, Eberhard
4.41 | 26 ratings
SIMILARITY
Eyot
4.11 | 141 ratings
MASQUES
Brand X
4.16 | 80 ratings
LAMBERTLAND
Tasavallan Presidentti
4.25 | 44 ratings
RUCNI RAD
Leb I Sol
4.12 | 124 ratings
METAL FATIGUE
Holdsworth, Allan
4.53 | 19 ratings
HALLUCINATION ENGINE
Material
4.22 | 49 ratings
LOS ELEMENTALES
Arco Iris
4.18 | 63 ratings
STRAIGHT TO THE KRANKENHAUS
Secret Oyster
4.40 | 25 ratings
DIUMENGE
Companyia Elèctrica Dharma
4.18 | 60 ratings
VOLUME 1: CONTRE COURANT
Opus-5
4.11 | 108 ratings
EROTIC CAKES
Govan, Guthrie
4.07 | 225 ratings
MOROCCAN ROLL
Brand X
4.46 | 21 ratings
THE FOLLOWING MORNING
Weber, Eberhard
4.11 | 106 ratings
HUASCARAN
Fermáta
4.14 | 72 ratings
KING CRIMSON SONGBOOK, VOLUME ONE
Crimson Jazz Trio
4.12 | 87 ratings
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Blue Effect (Modrý Efekt; M. Efekt)
4.13 | 76 ratings
PORGY AND BESS
Davis, Miles
4.11 | 96 ratings
CINQUE
Deus Ex Machina
4.14 | 72 ratings
WATERCOLORS
Metheny , Pat
4.41 | 22 ratings
MUNDO FLOTANTE
Ontalva, Ángel

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Latest Jazz Rock/Fusion Music Reviews


 Stomu Yamash'ta, Steve Winwood & Michael Shrieve: Go by YAMASH'TA, STOMU album cover Studio Album, 1976
3.38 | 37 ratings

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Stomu Yamash'ta, Steve Winwood & Michael Shrieve: Go
Stomu Yamash'ta Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Progfan97402

4 stars I've been aware of Go since 1994, but for all those years I was resistent at buying a copy. I would have expect it an incoherent mess. But I find a cheap used LP for $3, and took a chance on it, and let me tell you, the album is actually great. I was warned it was a bit cheesy way back in 1994, but to be honest, I don't notice that, as close to cheesy is probably the closer "Winner/Loser" (probably because it more resembles something off Winwood's solo album than on Go). Anyways, this was Stomu Yamash'ta's project, with Steve Winwood and Michael Shrieve credited, but a ton of others including Al Di Meola of Return to Forever fame, Rosko Gee of Traffic (later of Can), Klaus Schulze, and many others. "Solitude", "Nature" and "Air Over" really have a nice spacy, symphonic feel to it, complete with strings and oboe. Steve Winwood sounds, well, like himself. It sounds as I expect him to sound in between Traffic and his solo career, but more spacy, which is something I never expect. But then Klaus Schulze's presence helped with the spacy nature of the album, and it's clear his contributions on stuff like ""Stellar", "Space" and "Space Requiem" only proves that. Here it sounds much closer to his solo material, you probably wonder how some of this would have sounded like if they were stretched around 25 minutes, as was a common habit of Schulze on his own albums. "Man of Leo" is more in the funk fusion vein, with Al Di Meola providing guitar. What was up with that David Gilmour-like scream that starts the song? The album also have a more avant garde moments too, with creative use of percussion. "Winner/Loser" is the closing piece, and closes to solo Steve Winwood (at least his 1977 solo debut). It has a bit more commercial feel.

Winwood left after this album. I'm pretty sure he felt confident to return to music and start a solo career. After all, Traffic's When the Eagle Flies wasn't exactly a commercial success (nor was it one of their better albums) so I'm sure he didn't feel too encouraged to continue with music. I know Go wasn't exactly a big seller, but to me I think the album is great and a bit underrated. To be honest, I was never a fan of Winwood's solo career, Throughout the 1980s I was inundated with his music played on the radio constantly throughout the 1980s. To my ears, I felt he was trying to compete with Phil Collins for 1980s radio air supremacy. Because of that I never cared to own any of his solo albums. As for Traffic, that stuff was much better. Outside Traffic, I felt the debut of Go is the most interesting thing he's done.

 Septober Energy by CENTIPEDE album cover Studio Album, 1971
3.29 | 42 ratings

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Septober Energy
Centipede Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Kaelka

4 stars Brilliant, boring, haunting, nerve-grating, strange... A masterpiece or a piece of junk? Neither actually. "Septober Energy", for all its crazy ambition of putting 50 musicians together for a giant jam, remains forever as one of those incredibly bold projects such as only our (well mine, however) beloved 70s could produce. If you're to young to have been around in those blessed times, put it on the turntable, if only once, and think of it : that's what musicians didn't hesitate to do then, before the first oil crisis, when booze and cigs and various drugs were cheap, when it was not necessary to come up with a business plan or nice sale prospects before recording or publishing an album. When we (well I, however) were young.

So, not a masterpiece obviously, but a nice album which fully deserves the 4 stars I'm giving it.

 Futuristic Worlds Under Construction by RESIDENTS OF THE FUTURE album cover Studio Album, 2004
4.00 | 1 ratings

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Futuristic Worlds Under Construction
Residents Of The Future Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Crossover Prog Team

— First review of this album —
4 stars This EP was released back in 2004, and was the first music made available by Yuval Ron & Residents of the Future. Given that it was another eight years before the debut album came out, and there has been nothing official since (although the band regularly tours, and has also released videos), they aren't exactly the most prolific act around, but don't let that put you off from discovering their music. This is an instrumental five song EP, clocking in at some thirty-three minutes in length, and somewhat surprisingly for a band led by a guitarist, starts with lots of synths. But, from here on in we have a band that is cooking, and are very much a band as opposed to a backing outfit for Yuval, who is indeed one helluva guitarist. The interplays between him and keyboard player Ofir Shwartz are reminiscent of how John McLaughlin and Jan Hammer used to play off each other, with each providing the backdrop for the other to solo against, while Yaniv Shalev (bass) and Yatziv Caspi (drums) are also given plenty of opportunities to show just what they can do.

This is jazz fusion, played by exponents of the art who know what they want to achieve, and can do just that. Moving forward to the current day, and Yatziv is still there with Yuval, although Ofir and Yaniv are not, and they are still very active and touring and playing internationally. This is incredible music, and there are more details on this plus everything else that is going on at his website, www.yuvalron.com. This is great music, and if you love electric jazz then this is simple indispensable.

 In Concert by STEELY DAN album cover DVD/Video, 2008
2.00 | 1 ratings

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In Concert
Steely Dan Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Matti
Prog Reviewer

— First review of this album —
2 stars The American band Steely Dan released seven albums between 1972 and 1980, but quite soon they quitted touring, concentrating on the polished and sophisticated studio albums. Donald Fagen and Walter Becker reactivated the group in 1994 and released "Alive in America" next year. It was only in 2000 that a new studio album "Two Against Nature" saw the light of day. And on that same year they performed in New York, resulting in this 75-minute live album/DVD. My own relationship to SD is not a very strong one. I prefer a bunch of [relatively melodic] songs from their mid-to-late 70's albums and from "Gaucho", 1980. The comeback album I have never bothered to listen to.

The package has left musicians unnamed. Also the essence of the DVD itself is quite ripped-down: the concert just starts without any introductions, cameras concentrate on close-ups of the musicians, mostly on Donald Fagen since he's the vocalist. It goes on like this for a long time, no overviews of the band, the audience totally absent. It feels more like watching unoriginal, early music videos featuring just band playing. The picture quality is deliberately slightly unsharp.

Also, especially a couple of first songs, or actually each one (as many as 5) on the concert unfamiliar to me before, sound frankly quite boring. All based on a steady funk-ish beat. I'm not surprised to learn afterwards that they are from the then-new album. Amidst them are 70's songs, such as 'Bad Sneakers', 'Josie' and 'FM'. The performances are faultless and very faithful to the studio originals. Guitarist Walter Becker looks dead serious and joyless, and the large group, buried in anonymity as it seems at first, doesn't actually set the stage on fire either. Am I impressed? Surely not. I'd probably have better time with my self-compiled Steely Dan CD, reading a book simultaneously.

I felt a mild turn for the better in my reception, when Becker heartily introduces the group in the halfway. The song set (pretty average as a whole) at least features 'Babylon Sisters' and 'Kid Charlemagne', both on my SD fave list. And the three female backing vocalists are good looking. But this is one of those modest live DVD's that it's OK to see once but nothing more. I'm glad I only borrowed it from library.

 Ni Vent... Ni Nouvelle by MANEIGE album cover Studio Album, 1977
4.06 | 115 ratings

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Ni Vent... Ni Nouvelle
Maneige Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Progfan97402

3 stars Well, better late than never for Maneige, as far as I'm concerned. The great thing I like about Quebecois prog is many original LPs from many acts are not going for ridiculous prices the way Italian prog goes for. So I can get a nice little collection and not have it break my bank account, even if I do live in the States and usually have to pay extra for S&H to get them shipped from Canada. At least I got my first Maneige LP from a dealer in South Dakota (via Discogs), of all places. Maneige LPs, for the most part are pretty inexpensive (unless you want to seek out the "removed from the market as fast it was released" original cover of Libre Service, the one with the cartoonish gas pumps billowing smoke). Ni Vent... Ni Nouvelle was their first album on Polydor, after two albums from 1975 on Harvest. Apparently the group had a lineup change so it also affected the change in the band's sound. The group now focused on shorter songs, but a lot of them are segued anyways. Aeon Music (defunct prog rock mail order catalog, now an eBay seller) described it as "Good progressive fusion that reminds of Gentle Giant at times". Given the highly percussive nature of the music, I can see where that catalog was coming from (and it's not likely a coincidence given GG's popularity in Quebec). The band moved away from the chamber approach of their first two albums for a more jazz rock/prog approach, with more emphasis on drums and electric instruments, including electric piano. There is a bit of quirkiness where the Gentle Giant comparison comes in, and more melodic moments to gets one thinking of the Catalan band Gotic and their 1978 album Escenes (but it's unlikely Gotic heard of Maneige, given how Quebecois prog bands were usually not known outside of Quebec, even the rest of Canada, never mind in a place like Spain). There's perhaps a bit of a reminder of Sloche as well, that probably wasn't as much of a coincidence, as that band was also from Quebec, and already released both their albums before 1977. There's also a bit of a reminder of Zappa's instrumental stuff (when the xylophones dominate) or even Pierre Moerlen's Gong (because they too had a heavily percussive approach). I do believe the album is a bit overrated, as there's a few insipid moments I could do without. Still, it's worth having, but didn't quite set my world on fire.
 Zentuary by BUDJANA, DEWA album cover Studio Album, 2016
4.04 | 55 ratings

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Zentuary
Dewa Budjana Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Matti
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Despite all the globalisation, it may take a very long time for an extremely gifted musician to break into the knowledge of Western music consumers, if (s)he comes from a faraway country such as Indonesia. I hadn't ever heard of composer and guitarist Dewa Budjana when I received his latest album. He has made a musical career (between rock and jazz) for over three decades, and that's easy to believe when listening to Zentuary. Besides, one has to be somebody special to recruit well-known top musicians (drummer Jack De Johnette, our beloved bassist Tony Levin, keyboardist/drummer Gary Husband, etc). On top of that, Zentuary is a double album of 101 minutes in total. But there certainly are no compromises when the quality is concerned.

The naturally flowing music functions both as an object of dedicated listening and as a background music for e.g. reading. On the twelve tracks there's plenty of dynamics, nuances and, most of all, seamless team work in which the doubtless virtuosity never gets the bad taste of self-indulgence. As a guitarist Budjana has been compared to Bill Frisell and John McLaughlin, but in the end that's not an essential information, because the music gives pretty equally room for the other musicians. Numerous guest appearances add for example saxophones and instrumental or vocal contributions that increase the Far East exotism.

Both of the preceding reviews here have given full five stars. I'm extremely close to follow them ( -- what? there are even one star ratings, what the f*** were they thinking?), but here's my tiny word of criticism. Even though there are differences between the tracks, concerning both compostions and arrangements, in my personal listening experience I started to miss some more variety. A few side-steps into more ripped-down, individually oriented playing would have made the massive whole perfect.

I bet it takes several listening times to pick one's favourites. Most tracks are fairly long and it's not easy to remember where exactly was that brilliant bass solo or whatever highlight moment. On 'Crack in the Sky' at the end of Disc One, Risa Saraswati sings her Sundanese translation of Tony Levin's lyrics, and the compact, brief title track finishes the whole album in a spirited manner with the presence of Czech Symphony Orchestra. A strong recommendation for Jazz/Fusion listeners.

 Innate by EYOT album cover Studio Album, 2017
4.00 | 2 ratings

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Innate
Eyot Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Chalcobalt

4 stars Serbian group playing progressive jazz rock with a overriding classical touch due to the extensive amounts of the lead instrument piano. The piano is driving the swaying melodies but the bass and guitar play is way more sophisticated than simple background chording, they usually explore their own melody lines for a truly broad and complex sound wall. It is by no means overwhelming of power, but rather subtle where each song are built up to crescendos, just to fall back into lower energy levels. Drumming is a case on its own, intricately setting the pace with originality and inventiveness. A beautiful and dynamic instrumental album filled with emotion, great composition and plenty of distinct moods.
 Fabulis Mirabilibus De Bombycosi Scriptis by KENSO album cover Studio Album, 2002
4.32 | 48 ratings

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Fabulis Mirabilibus De Bombycosi Scriptis
Kenso Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by tszirmay
Special Collaborator Crossover Team

4 stars It took me a long-time to hunt down this highly-rated album and I was finally rewarded by finding it sitting in a discount bin in my favorite Montreal progressive rock store. It slipped into my hands faster than a chameleon's sticky tongue and I can now crow about my patience. Kenso is quite a band, often given comparisons with stalwarts like Brand X but I see them as a much heavier jazz-rock outfit that has few similarities with anyone out there. Led by the mercurial guitarist Yoshihisa Shimizu (who allegedly is a dentist during the day), the overall impression is one of complex insanity, delirious instrumental exuberance and unparalleled technical flash. Two keyboardists, both synthesizer specialists, one on organ and the other on piano, make for quite a keyboard intense frenzy. Bassist Shunji Saegusa is a monster, who bleeds laser quick blasts for a living, providing the acceleration for drummer Masayuki Muriashi to beat his kit into a pulp.

Perhaps fission is a better description than fusion, like the opener "Fist of Fury" as the material is scintillating, rapid- fire and explosive, to say the very least, with occasional ethnic/ambient pauses like on "The Split Gate", a 7 minute jewel of a track that has all the goods including a blistering guitar rampage. The infusion of Japanese sounds makes this a unique discovery adding originality to a style that shreds like an Osaka chef gone berserk. On a piece like "Rebellion", Shimizu alters his guitar tone once again, a true master of various effects, doing some lovely Andy Summers-like slashes on rhythm while searing like Adrian Belew on the lead. Very breezy, yet smoldering from all the previous molten lava spewing, the master cannot help drilling and grating like a mad dentist (which he may be). Combining experimental sounds with acoustic guitar and odd female voice effects on "The Stairs of Dreaming" serve only as a prelude setting for the impressive and oddly symphonic "Echoes from Romano" which, when it gets uncorked, packs quite the wallop with a bass guitar leading the charge and evolving into a funky chariot ride. The various organ solos are a turbo-charged fury that would make Jon Lord proud. Dense, cinematographic and contemporary, this is Kenso at its most prog.

Follows a suite of shorter pieces, mostly within the 2-3 minute range that run the gamut of synthesized indigenous turbulence, an accordion-fueled field trip that adds vibes (probably the V-drums) and burping bass. Then, to show off more guitar-god influences, toss in some reverb-laden Jimi Hendrix caresses that sputter like phosphorus, gradually foaming like some experiment gone haywire. If that is not enough to convince, Shimizu then nods at late- period Jimmy Page on the heroic 4 minute "Isolated Jiro", incorporating some amazing dissonance and oblique phrasings that have a hint of Kashmirian mountains. Exhilarating!

Alternating soft synthesizer/piano soundscapes and harsh athletic bluster is what finishes off this amazing album, going from one extreme to another. "A Grim Diary" is just that, a persistent bass line and syncopated drum rhythm sets the stage, for a fiery run on the fret board, Shimizu showing off a mastery that is certainly deserving of major acclaim. Technically fast and furious, his notes have purpose as well, swerving, soaring, diving and crashing like a nimble Zero fighter from WW2. When the insane flamenco vocals enter the fray, you get completely lost in the eye of the hurricane that has engulfed you.

I am truly giddy after listening to this flurry of stormy delirium. Fusion/fission of the highest order and a must for any respectable progger. If you need one Kenso album, this may be it. My patience has been rewarded.

4.5 Cunning Nipponese madrigals

 Jazz, Fritt Etter Hukommelsen by BUSHMAN'S REVENGE album cover Studio Album, 2016
3.42 | 5 ratings

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Jazz, Fritt Etter Hukommelsen
Bushman's Revenge Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by dNZh

4 stars I like the sound of this record, I like the guitar lines, all the music creates an atmosphere of calm, smooth and intense at the same time, a well organized chaos is created by the guitar, I like this type of records where each song It's expressive, it makes you feel like you're inside the music, it takes you to another level. I like when the guitar is distorted and bluesy, when the guitar smells to the 70's, all this fuses with jazz music, with a solid section of drums and bass, this record is perfect for me because it is jazz music but with an addition of a impressive guitar.
 The Third Frontier by UTOPIANISTI album cover Studio Album, 2016
4.07 | 90 ratings

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The Third Frontier
Utopianisti Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE Team

5 stars Third time is a charm for UTOPIANISTI as they reach the pinnacle of their creative energies on THE THIRD FRONTIER. Once again band leader and head honcho Markus Pajakkala seeks out another cast of musical talent for a whole new jazz-rock fusion experience that reels the listener in with heavy horn-laden hooks and groovy driving percussive rhythms and delivers a sonic splendorous jazzy journey through the jungles of sound. While the previous album had a whopping 31 musicians and vocalists clogging up every possible nanosecond of the album, this one was trimmed down to a mere 7 instrumentalists and two additional vocalists. While the other albums were self released this one found a home on the Pohjola Records label, former label of none other than the legend Pekka Pohjola himself. THE THIRD FRONTIER refines all of the ideas, compositional styles and genre blending to perfection. One of the reasons this album works so well is that much of the material was played live previously allowing the band members to simmer the material down into a scrumptious consummation of content. Gone is the everything-including-the-kitchen-sink approach and instead we have a perfectly balanced jazz-rock fusion album that still channels the zeitgeist of classic 70s fusion while remaining steadfastly contemporary replete with outstanding musicianship crafted with crystal clear production and mixing. The musicians on THE THIRD FRONTIER basically recorded this album live in a cabin by a lake in the Finnish countryside where they were all entrenched in the charms of their own personal Rancho Relaxo where they ate good food and hit the sauna before bed time. It sounds like my kind of party actually :)

After a psychedelic sounding intro the feisty cover depicting title "Voodoo Mammoths From Neptune" showcases the first seductive swanky sax groove that gently beckons the guitars, keys and bass in a game of tug-of-war to see who can carry the melodic development in a pass the torch kinda way. This whimsical Canterbury styled jazz-rock scene is only one of many jazz styles on display at the Pajakkala sonic museum of jazz-rock. While swing is in no short supply on the album, its dance with psychedelic organ runs on "Dr. Gravity's Evil Plan" is just divinely delicious as the saxes, flutes and clarinets slowly ratchet up the tension to a climax that once dropped brings a fuzz guitar and bass out of the murky din to expose a most satisfying heavy psychedelic rock underpinning. While Canterbury whimsical titles are the name of the game on THE THIRD FRONTIER, further references to the greats like Hatfield and the North come fully into play with the erratic tinkling keyboards on "Universe For Dummies" that also showcases the angelic diva Suvi Väyrynen doing her best Amanda Parsons and adding an extra dimension to the track that takes the wild and groovy bass and drums culminating with a tasty guitar solo in the clouds and above. The following short track follows the Hatfield and the North theme with Dave Stewart inspired keyboards on "White Dwarf" that basically serves as an intro for the next track.

"Life As We Thought We Knew It" gracefully ratchets up the Canterbury styled jazz-rock with psychedelic touches and remains reserved in the tempo as it simply creeps along with oddly shaped time signatures punctuating a rather sparse canvass as the dominate bass and drum groove allows the swing style horn section to blurt out the recurring melody. "A Hundred Rabbits" on the other hand heads into funk rock territory as the bass and guitar deliver the solid rhythmic background with Latin-jazz flavored percussion and a sultry sax sizzling around every musical curve with Suvi Väyrynen once again joining again with her over-the-top siren vocals sending the track into heavenly bliss territory. "Spanking Season" picks up the steam with an avant-jazz-blues groove with a great Captain Beefheart vocal impression by Pharaoh Pirttikangas and is a sequel to the track on Utopianisti II but has different vocals and different musical parts even though it has similar riffs."13 Demons In The Disco Dimension" is my favorite track on the album with a groovin' synth funk basis and hard driving rhythm and addictive melody including vibraphone and marimba that includes the most dazzling guitar solo i've heard on a jazz-fusion album since John McLaughlin dazzled the world in his Mahavishnu Orchestra as Antero Mentu delivers one of the most off-kilter stylistic guitar solos i've heard in a long time. The album closes with the more subdued closer "The Last Reflection" that ends the album with the listener gently coming down from the jazz-fusion heavens and delivered back to Earth in a mellow mint-under-your-sleepy-time-pillow sort of way.

I can understand why some jazz-fusionists may not find this appealing. UTOPIANISTI is all about groovy, catchy melodic rhythmic developments that swing and allow a whole series of instrumental interactions to reach their full potential and may even find it slightly over-calculated in how slick it's all pulled off. I, on the other hand, LOOOOOVE this album and find it to be sheer perfection for what is intended. The grooves and hooks are instantly addictive. The complexities of instrument interplay add layers of sonic tension and there are just enough progressive twists and turns carefully laid out in the right places to make this one extremely satisfying experience. As with the previous two releases, if crazy psychedelic reality distorting jazz-fusion is what you're craving then this won't fill the bill. If you crave a warm and welcoming swinging sultry good time of seasoned musicians having the time of their lives making great music together at a cabin on a lake and creating a diverse palette of retro meets contemporary, then this will not disappoint. Every track on here is carefully crafted and polished to perfection. I can't seem to get enough of this one lately.

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